As we navigate our way through our third lockdown In the UK, it would be easy to feel despondent as we all remain physically separated. However the Churchill community is stronger than ever, and we will continue to bring you weekly updates of the exciting work being done by our Members, both in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and in many other fields. Here’s what has been happening in the last few days.

Honorary Fellow and alumna, Dr Helen Czerski, explored the impact of oceans on human history, from providing food to connecting trade routes.

PhD Student Savvas Gkantonas spoke to us about the development of, a free-to-use website which looks at how Covid-19 spreads in indoor spaces through aerosols.

Poet and By-Fellow Bhanu Kapil was awarded the prestigious T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her work, How to Wash a Heart.

Honorary Fellow, Professor Jenny Nelson, has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship.

Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Paul Nurse, has been speaking about the opening of a COVID-19 NHS vaccination centre at the Francis Crick Institute.

Fellow and Statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter commented on the UK’s Covid death rate, spoke about the infection rate on the Today Programme (starts from 15m 8s) and wrote about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Fellow and social psychologist Dr Sander van der Linden has been talking about how uncertainty can be informative (sign up needed) and discussed ways of tackling COVID-19 conspiracy theories and vaccine hesitancy (start from 32m).

We will continue to keep you informed of all of the work being done by the Churchill College Community. If you have any news you would like to share, please get in touch by emailing